|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1476-8|
A scenario analysis has been done assessing the potential reduction of CO2 emissions from domestic Norwegian transport within the 2050 horizon. Under maximally optimistic assumptions, a 60 per cent decrease compared to the 2010 level may be envisaged. By far the most efficient climate policy instrument so far applied to Norwegian transport is the CO2 graduated component of the vehicle purchase tax, coupled with the very substantial tax exemptions and privileges applicable to battery electric cars. While the continued and sharpened application of these tax incentives may possibly come a long way towards eliminating CO2 emissions from private cars, greenhouse gas abatement in the freight sector is seen as considerably more challenging.